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    Re: Camera set up for hiking

    I also have a Gowland Pocket View. Great little camera!

    Now to address Tin Can's question about the Minimalist camera infinity stops:

    To begin…I cut the front focus “slot,” which runs from...
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    Re: Camera set up for hiking

    For hiking with LF...more specifically with my favorite LF format (5x7), I've recently cobbled together my plywood "Minimalist." Ridiculously simple/cheap, and yet very sturdy and smooth operating,...
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    Re: Photobackpacker Cascade Film holder

    Bruce...you deserve to retire - but it is sooooo good to hear that (it sounds like) you will still be creating some great products!
  4. Re: Newb question: value of having lenses with the same filter size

    Thinking in terms of logistics...it makes sense to have filters in the largest size you need - then equip each other lens with the appropriate step up rings and lens caps to match - so when out in...
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    Re: Doors

    Reinhold I'm expecting the Earth Mother Goddess to come through that door and offer me some tea!

    As for my pic...keep in mind that I had ultra-fine fingertip control over the lighting angle as the...
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    Re: Doors

    Old image...4x5 with 210 Sironar but nothing else recorded:
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  7. Re: Hypo Clearing Agent = Ilford Washaid? I am confused!

    I've been using Perma Wash (Heico) for years...but it gets a little expensive when I'm doing a number of large (30x40 and 40x60) prints. I like the sodium sulfite idea.
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    DIY Copal Shutter CLA?

    One of my Copal #1 shutters is basically starting to quit on its longer measured times (1/8th down to 1 second), especially in cold weather.

    I've had other shutters (Compur and Leica M) apart...
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    The folks at Rakka are usually pretty helpful in terms of helping to match one of their products to a particular need. More recently, I tried one of their newer "low blush" formulas, and found it...
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    That's the 30x40 version. My 40x60 version also fits and works great - but 1/2 inch ply instead of 3/4 because otherwise it would weigh a ton! At any rate, I've included a photo of the other end of...
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    Well...my last plywood and epoxy sink went strong for over thirty years in three different locations. Good thing we don't have many earthquakes I guess! As for expansion/contraction - my darkroom...
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    Re: New Ilford film came unsealed

    this will not stand...my next shipment - anything like this, you bet I'll be on their case!
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    as I said...ventilation installed prior to coating. Also...no putty (fillets) needed if joints are sound. Three coats of epoxy is more than enough to fill joints. Absolutely no leaks after five...
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    Re: Soap stone darkroom sink?

    I know this might not be helpful...but 3/4 inch birch ply screwed-n-glued together, three coats of low voc Rakka marine epoxy (with vents installed prior to application to ensure safety), and you...
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    Re: Exact Full Plate Image Dimensions?

    Thank you Gary - this is what I needed! And I do realize that image dimensions/holder dimensions may vary slightly for holders of different vintages and/or different manufacturers.

    Again...it...
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    Re: Exact Full Plate Image Dimensions?

    no...but its typical that the actual image dimensions for LF are appx. 1/4 inch less than full film dimensions, and I'm wondering if this is also true for full plate.
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    Exact Full Plate Image Dimensions?

    I've been getting just a bit intrigued with full plate (6.5x8.5) lately...and am thinking that it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to adapt my Zone VI series II enlarger to this format.

    My...
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    Re: Goerz Dagor SV?

    ...my thought exactly! I did own a Swiss made Goerz lens a few years back...a Blue-Dot Trigor that (at least my version) was beyond phenomenal!
  19. Re: 4x5 Screen comparison (Intrepid, Chamonix, Maxwell)

    Yup...would have been good to have thrown a Wista screen into the above mix. I own a Wista screen and think its great...but at the end of the day I do prefer my Maxwell's!
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    Re: Goerz Dagor SV?

    And now (wait for it...) - any knowledge of the 150 SV's performance characteristics?
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    Goerz Dagor SV?

    There is currently a Goerz Dagor SV (150mm 5.6) lens in the FS section...that I really have no intention of purchasing, but am very interested to know more about. Apparently Swiss-made, and...
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    Re: Alignment workflow (architechture)

    Don't start by looking at the building. Instead, first completely level the tripod head/camera base. Then bring the standards into parallel with each other, and ascertain that the lens is on axis...
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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    Cropped Iphone pic - taken by my wife last Sept., which she's titled "Star Island Cliff Dweller"
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Funny thing I encountered while photographing saguaros...on a clear, bright, absolutely still day - was that every few seconds some of them would "resonate" for a few seconds at a time, the...
  25. Re: Has anyone here done three-color photography on B/W with a Speed Graphic or simil

    Bryan those are amazing!

    Another good resource (understatement of the year, he is a walking encyclopedia)...for both tri-color and dye transfer - is James Browning in Lebanon, NH. I've known...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Made this image years ago...jumped over the border fence for this! 200534
    Saguaro, Mexico. Early DIY 5x7 woody, 210 Sironar-N, Orange filter, FP4 (early version) ABC pyro

    Love that Unicorn, by...
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    Re: Marble caverns

    How deep is the water? If you can stay calm, it may be possible to simply sink the tripod legs to the solid bottom of the lake...with the camera (and focus screen or viewfinder) set at a convenient...
  28. Re: Paul Caponigro in Carmel, CA for lecture on February 8, 2020, 3-5 pm

    I studied with Paul in the early '80's...and participated in a group show (with panel discussion) with he and other photographers four years ago. Was so nice to see how well Paul had aged - he...
  29. Re: For macro lenses on 4x5in cameras, what focal length is most useful?

    ...but for your goals and purposes - and considering your model of camera (bellows length-related) I'd recommend something in the range of 120 as a minimum, 180 as a maximum. Delving a bit more into...
  30. Re: For macro lenses on 4x5in cameras, what focal length is most useful?

    55mm Micro Nikkor lens...reversed, on a Crown Graphic. Watch movement (following the "watch" theme) floating on water surface-tension after water sprinkled with aluminum powder:

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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Bryan your black and white waterfall is stunning. The fact that the fall's are centered in the image and yet it works so perfectly. Such delicately defined tonalities - would love to see this print...
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    Re: A D-76 observation---any guesses?

    Between this news and the recent Pyrocat "issue," I'm seriously thinking that I may start mixing absolutely everything from scratch.
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    Re: A D-76 observation---any guesses?

    Its been a long time since I've used D-76...and I'm thinking I might try it again soon.

    Back in the day, the only time I'd gotten black flecks is when, for a brief period of time, I'd been...
  34. Re: The Jazz Loft according to W. Eugene Smith

    Such an amazing era...another reminder that I was born twenty years too late!
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    Re: LPL 4550XL + Heiland LED Explainer?

    Going on three years with my Heiland LED VC unit (Zone 6 series 2 enlarger), and must say that this has been one of the best darkroom investment I've ever made. Consistent, efficient, absolutely...
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    Re: Question for sinar norma owners

    I am not a Norma owner...but am very familiar with the inherent cross-interference problems with coaxial focus locks. Sounds to me like there may either be an abundance of age-thickened grease which...
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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    I have a very old, now (very unfortunately) mouse-eaten dark cloth which was extremely lightweight and compactable. Best feature was that its texture and tones (light gray one side, silky black...
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    Re: William Garnett Aerial Photographs

    Garnett is one of my early heroes. He could pilot a plane as he photographed with a 4x5 over his shoulder - having figured out the precise angle and point of vantage, the precise time of day to be...
  39. Re: Bergger new lower pricing for 2020 and Introducing Bergger PrintFilm

    Thank you for introducing the Print Film! Now I need to re-dissolve that old, crystallized bottle of PT/PD solution I've had kicking around for years - and build a proper UV lightbox!
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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    Alan...I have a 4x diopter set (had to order these from my eyeglass place - cost 12 dollars) - giving me a good view of the entire screen on my 5x7 while generally allowing enough detail for fine...
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